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Gemini Ink

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1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-734-9673

September 2019

The Creativity of a Narrative Arc with Ivelisse Rodriguez

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205
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Join us at Gemini Ink for a Master Class with Ivelisse Rodriguez. Outlining and creativity are often seen as diametrical. In writing a story, creativity isn’t enough, there has to be a certain structure in place to hold your story up. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to use the traditional narrative arc to outline and write stories. We’ll identify key points integral to story making, such as the conflict, the climax, and the rising action. In doing so, we’ll…

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October 2019

The Poet as Citizen Scientist

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205
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In this four-part series of experiential workshops, we will explore how taking on a Citizen Science project in nature can deepen one’s writing while making a real contribution to science. Conversely, we will explore what special traits a creative writer brings to the pursuit of Citizen Science.

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My House But Not My House: Surrealist Poetry & the Imagination

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205
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Join us at Gemini Ink for a Master Class with Laura Eve Engel. What we love most about our dreams is also what can make them mysterious to us: they’re of our making, but out of our control. Surrealism aims to access the parts of our minds that build the imaginative landscapes we visit in our dreams, to turn those parts loose on our waking lives, and our writing. In this generative master class, we’ll explore the many functions of…

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November 2019

Notes to Gilgamesh: Crafting a Novel in Verse

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205
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The novel in verse traces its origin to the epic poem, filled with its heroes and battles. Its recent literary resurgence speaks to its ability to provide a voice to marginalized communities. This four-session workshop will bridge the structure and narrative of the novel with the immediacy and imagery of poetry. Participants will consider contemporary examples of the form and begin their own novel in verse.

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The Art of the Opening with Andrew Porter

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205
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How does one create a compelling opening to a short story or novel? In this course, we’ll examine not only what makes a good opening sentence, but also what makes a good opening paragraph or scene. We’ll move beyond simply “hooking” the reader and explore strategies for quickly connecting readers with characters. Part of the class will be spent exploring these strategies and part will focus on exercises designed to create compelling openings yourself, openings you might one day use…

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